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$28 Million DOT Grant for New Dearborn, Station Will Serve Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village
The Michigan Department of Transportation has received $28.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to consolidate Dearborn’s two passenger rail facilities into a pedestrian-friendly, intermodal station in the West Downtown section of the city. The money will support President...
FRA’s final HOS rules for passenger, commuter service
WASHINGTON – Passenger and commuter train conductors and engineers face new hours-of-service rules effective Oct. 15 under a final rule published Aug. 12 by the Federal Railroad Administration.The new rules, scheduled to take effect Oct. 15, differ in certain areas from hours-of-service...
California Receives Additional $55 Million for Passenger Rail Projects.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has received $55 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration for safety and capacity improvements to intercity passenger rail routes. A $38 million grant will allow for construction of a third track...
U.S. DoT Launches Initiative to Prevent Employee Fatigue and Increase Safety on America’s Railways
Federal Railroad Administration Issues Regulations on Hours of Service forPassenger Train Crews to Avoid Fatigue-Related AccidentsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule today limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job....
US DOT increases stimulus payouts for infrastructure projects
DOT increases stimulus payouts for infrastructure projectsThe U.S. Department of Transportation now has paid out almost $29 billion in federal stimulus payments for infrastructure developments. This is up from $27.8 billion in April. Funds directed to freight rail will be used primarily to...
DOT reallocates $2billion in HSR funds
DOT reallocates $2 billion in HSR fundsThe Department of Transportation today announced that 15 states and Amtrak will be allocated the $2 billion in high-speed rail money rejected by Florida. Secretary Ray LaHood said Amtrak will receive $795 million for the Northeast Corridor running between...
U.S. Department of Transportation Budget Invests $129 Billion in Restoring America’s Economic Compet
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today said President Obama’s $129 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the first year of a comprehensive six-year transportation plan, will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by rebuilding the nation’s...
? DOT opposes revoking regulatory exemptions for intermodal rail traffic
DOT opposes revoking regulatory exemptions for intermodal rail trafficThe Department of Transportation has added its voice to those urging the Surface Transportation Board not to increase regulation on container traffic. DOT filed an endorsement of intermodal service at railroads with the STB....
Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3% in November from October
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in November from its October level, declining after two monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today (Table 1).BTS, a part of...
Administration Announces Amtrak Refinancing Plan to Save Taxpayers More Than $160 Million
A refinancing agreement between the U.S. government and Amtrak will save taxpayers approximately $162 million, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Treasury announced today. “This announcement is good for taxpayers and important for the future of rail service in America,” said U.S....

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